1990s Lampada T. Table Lamp
Materials: Round blue plastic base with a built-in switch. Blue & yellow concave plastic rod. Conical clear green plastic lampshade. Bakelite E14 socket.
Lampshade: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
Height: 30,5 cm / 12”
Base: ∅ 12,7 cm / 5”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Veneta Lumi, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This 1990s Lampada T. table lamp was made in several colours.
The design of this 1990s Lampada T. table lamp is based, to say the least, on the design of the Miss Sissi table lamp designed by Philippe Starck (born in 1949) in 1990 and in production by FLOS since 1991. This one is also from the early nineties, to see on the label without the, since 1993, mandatory CE logo.
This “copy” was also produced in Italy, probably by Veneta Lumi. The company produced another, similar table lamp named Lulù, as you can see below. The only difference with this lamp is that it has the switch on the cord and is not built-in the base, as you can see below. The Lulù table lamp can be found over here.
The name Veneta Lumi says it all: lights made in the Veneto region in the north of Italy. The capital and the largest city is Venice.
Not much is found about the Veneta Lumi company. It was active from the late seventies until the nineties. They produced many lamps in the at the eighties very popular Memphis style, made famous by Ettore Sottsass. In the beginning the name was Nuova Veneta Lumi. Nuova = new. It became Veneta Lumi in the eighties. They also used the name Laguna Light in the nineties, also referring to Venice.
All the electric parts are made by VLM Components. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. You can find them over here. VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.